Science at Little Gaddesden School is valued as a core curriculum subject and is taught weekly. The curriculum is carefully planned, coherent and sequenced; skills are developed progressively during the children’s journey through our school. This ensures all pupils learn in a memorable way, their learning is meaningful, making links between concepts, so that they can apply their learning in their lessons, their future education and their lives within the wider world. We encourage all our children to be inquisitive about the world around them whilst being taught specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically.
Our aim is to build on the work of the Early Years’ framework of ‘Understanding of the world’ (where children gain the beginnings of scientific concepts and vocabulary) into Year 1 and beyond. Children gain Increasingly sophisticated knowledge and are taught to think about the uses and implications of science today and for the future, its power and its limitations.
Visitors and trips within Science Week and across the year are similarly used to enrich our science teaching and learning, in meaningful and memorable ways.